Nigg Hill

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A circular walk on the North Sutor (headland) at the narrow entrance to the Cromarty Firth. The climb of 200m is partly on a minor road and partly on grassy paths along a clifftop, with great views all round to Ben Wyvis (1,100m), the Cromarty Firth, the South Sutor (Walk 952) and across the Moray Firth to the Cairngorms. Walking along the cliff paths you will likely see some of the Moray Firth dolphins; they put on a five-minute show for us directly below. Of historical interest are the many wartime relics (gun emplacements); the Cromarty Firth was a naval base in both World Wars. (For the origin of the Cromarty Firth see Walk 952). This is a nice family walk (dogs on lead if sheep about) and no special footwear is needed. Refreshments and toilets are at the parking. Using the ferry to Cromarty you can climb both Sutors in the day (both walks begin at the ferry piers).

Scotland - Highlands and Islands - Highland - Easter Ross


Birds, Cafe, Flowers, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Pub, Restaurant, Sea, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife
1/12/2008 - Drew Nicolson

Completed my second walk from this site this morning in frosty but crystal clear conditions. Tremendous views in all directions although it must have been too cold for the dolphins!!